Natural Cycles: Hormone-free Birth Control

I don’t know that I ever anticipated being as open about my contraception use as I am. But after over a decade of using one method or another (and feeling a bit like a guinea pig along the way) I decided to stop all hormonal birth control back in 2017. I had my IUD removed,Continue reading “Natural Cycles: Hormone-free Birth Control”

Sustain: women-led period care & sexual wellness

  Back in October, I had the opportunity to spend an evening with Sustain (the newest addition to the Grove Collaborative marketplace), a sexual wellness company that makes shame-free products for periods, sex and body. I was fascinated by what their founder, Meika Hollender, said about the current industry standard (or lack thereof) in feminineContinue reading “Sustain: women-led period care & sexual wellness”

When I was 21, I Donated my Eggs {Full Egg Donation Story}

April 2015 As I wake up and try to blink my eyes open, I realize that I can’t, because after crying for about an hour they’ve been welded shut. It’s the same story every time I go under anesthesia. I cry as I get put under, I cry during, I cry after. I’m so thankfulContinue reading “When I was 21, I Donated my Eggs {Full Egg Donation Story}”

Let’s Chat: How You All Care For Yourselves During PMS

  A few weeks ago I asked you all what your go-to methods are for when PMS strikes. I got responses from women between 16-36 and in that 20 years of menstruation experience, we have some seriously great ways of dealing with the cramps, headaches, breakouts, etc that come with your crimson wave. Without furtherContinue reading “Let’s Chat: How You All Care For Yourselves During PMS”

On Why: You Should Know More About Condoms

With more than 18 billion condoms used each year, it’s time you knew what’s in them.     Quick history lesson Please grant my degree in Anthropology a moment to shine… Homo Sapiens, the only extant hominids, are dated as far back as 150,000 years ago. Condoms have been around nearly 13,000 years. The mostContinue reading “On Why: You Should Know More About Condoms”

Simple Loving: A Modern, Sexual Wellness Company

A few months ago I did a mini-review of maude and their modern ethos of “sex made simple”. I touched on their condoms, massage candle, and (most importantly) vibrator. Today we’re going to dive a little deeper and I’ll give you my final thoughts after playing around with their products for a little while.  Continue reading “Simple Loving: A Modern, Sexual Wellness Company”

Mess-Free Period Sex? A Review of Intimina’s Ziggy Cup

A few weeks ago I published my experience using menstrual cups. They are my favorite method for when I’m on my period and when I heard about another Intimina product, the Ziggy cup, I was very excited to try it out. This is a menstrual disk worn just below your cervix, tucked behind your pubicContinue reading “Mess-Free Period Sex? A Review of Intimina’s Ziggy Cup”

On Why: I Switched to A Menstrual Cup

The average woman will have her period for 40 years and have approximately 13 cycles per year. Totaling approximately 520 periods over her life. Within each period she’ll use about 20 tampons (5 tampons per day for a 4 day period). This totals 10,400 tampons in a lifetime. These often end up in landfills (orContinue reading “On Why: I Switched to A Menstrual Cup”